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Kim Yonghwa Space Drama with Sul Kyunggu, D.O. and Kim Heeae Nears Production

Jun 01, 2021
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Dexter Studios Signs VFX Contract for THE MOON

 

 

 

Along with the Gods director Kim Yonghwa will soon return to set for his latest production, the space drama The Moon. On the heels of the global success of SPACE SWEEPERS, Korea’s first space-set film, Kim’s new film will star Sul Kyunggu, D.O. (aka Doh Kyungsoo), and Kim Heeae.

 

Dexter Studios, the VFX company, set up by Kim when he made Mr. Go (2013), has signed a contract worth around KRW 6 billion (KRW 5.4 million) to complete the visual effects on the forthcoming production. To be produced by Blaad Studios, the film is on track to begin production in early summer.

 

The Moon will follow the story of a man who is stranded in space following an accident, played by Doh Kyungsoo, and the man on earth played by Sul Kyunggu, trying to get him home. Kim Heeae will play a NASA official holding a critical key to the incident.

 

Kim scored consecutive ten million admissions hits with Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), which are currently the third and 12th most well-attended local films at the Korean box office.

 

Beyond Director Kim’s films, Dexter Studios has provided acclaimed visual effects for SPACE SWEEPERS, ASHFALL (2019) and the Chinese box office hit The Wandering Earth, among many other hits films. Dexter also plans to make use of a new virtual production studio they are building in Paju, to the west of Seoul.

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